A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)

Tjena! Hur är läget? We’ve woken up to a beautiful sunny day here in Sweden and our homes are pooled with golden light. This small 25 sq.m (269 ft.sq) apartment in Stockholm (in an area called Midsommarkransen meaning ‘Midsummer crown’ – how lovely is that?) is blessed with windows from two directions, capturing the beams as the sun moves through the sky and casting an ever changing array of shadows.
The owner has artfully worked with the one-room living space to incorporate a kitchenette, dining space, and a bed that doubles up as a sofa. High shelves help to make the most of the full height of the room – while plants, flowers and mid-century teak furniture add to the charm of the home. 
In the midst of a conundrum about how to arrange your small apartment – or trying to get your head around awkward angles? This lovely Swedish home is for you! 
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)

Glossary: Rum – ‘room’, kök – kitchen, Badrum – bathroom. 


I poured over the pictures to suss out clothes storage. I think the best place for a wardrobe would be the hall (it looks like there are two rails as well as quite a few shelves there which could well be used for clothes). Under-bed storage is also optimal in small spaces. 

All-in-all a charming small space, with such a lovely feel. I’d be perfectly happy to come home to this apartment each day, how about you? 
More small space inspiration can be found in this archive.
On another note, something very exciting happened this week. I was at my daughters swimming gala (these things take up the entire weekend and the highs and lows are unbelievable – there were smiles, tears and everything in between from Liv! – Are there any other swimming parents out there?), and scrolling through instagram during the very long poolside hours, and lo and behold, I spotted Kelly Clarkson reading my book Relaxed Rustic. What a crazy moment! It certainly put a shine on my weekend, along with my daughters smiles! 
I hope you have a great start to the week! 
Niki 
Photogrtaphy courtesy of Historiska Hem, with thanks. 

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A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)

Tjena! Hur är läget? We’ve woken up to a beautiful sunny day here in Sweden and our homes are pooled with golden light. This small 25 sq.m (269 ft.sq) apartment in Stockholm (in an area called Midsommarkransen meaning ‘Midsummer crown’ – how lovely is that?) is blessed with windows from two directions, capturing the beams as the sun moves through the sky and casting an ever changing array of shadows.
The owner has artfully worked with the one-room living space to incorporate a kitchenette, dining space, and a bed that doubles up as a sofa. High shelves help to make the most of the full height of the room – while plants, flowers and mid-century teak furniture add to the charm of the home. 
In the midst of a conundrum about how to arrange your small apartment – or trying to get your head around awkward angles? This lovely Swedish home is for you! 
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)
A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)

Glossary: Rum – ‘room’, kök – kitchen, Badrum – bathroom. 


I poured over the pictures to suss out clothes storage. I think the best place for a wardrobe would be the hall (it looks like there are two rails as well as quite a few shelves there which could well be used for clothes). Under-bed storage is also optimal in small spaces. 

All-in-all a charming small space, with such a lovely feel. I’d be perfectly happy to come home to this apartment each day, how about you? 
More small space inspiration can be found in this archive.
On another note, something very exciting happened this week. I was at my daughters swimming gala (these things take up the entire weekend and the highs and lows are unbelievable – there were smiles, tears and everything in between from Liv! – Are there any other swimming parents out there?), and scrolling through instagram during the very long poolside hours, and lo and behold, I spotted Kelly Clarkson reading my book Relaxed Rustic. What a crazy moment! It certainly put a shine on my weekend, along with my daughters smiles! 
I hope you have a great start to the week! 
Niki 
Photogrtaphy courtesy of Historiska Hem, with thanks.